Manchester City football club of England have tabled a £100 million ($140m) bid for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, according to a report by The Telegraph.
The Citizens have been linked with the England international for some time, and have now made the bold transfer move ahead of a Premier League title defence in 2021-22.
The reports says City have made it plain they will break the English record to land the England international, who – according to those close to him is split between sticking with Villa and moving to City, where he has a far greater chance of winning trophies and enhancing his England status.
City made their initial bid on Thursday July 29, the bid shows they are prepared to pay more than 50 percent above their current club record.
The move, if completed, would eclipse the British record of £89million that Manchester United paid Juventus for the return of Paul Pogba to Old Trafford.